An excavation has begun to find the exact location of the Battle of Bannockburn ahead of its 700th anniversary in 2014.
Until now historians have only been able to make a rough guess about where Robert Bruce famously led an outnumbered Scots army to victory against Edward II's English force.
The battle is one of the most famous in Scottish history, but no archaeological evidence has ever proved exactly where Bannockburn actually took place.
Now, a team of local archaeologists has begun an extensive search for proof of where the clash occurred.
The researchers are being joined by TV historian Neil Oliver. Visiting the dig in Stirlingshire, he said: "There's no doubt it happened around here, but there's nothing like proof."
Around 30,000 soldiers clashed during the battle which took place over two days in June, 1314. Archaeologists are now hoping to uncover everything from weapons and graves, to relics from their campsites.
The excavation will take 18 months and historians hope it will unearth some of the mysteries of one of Scotland's most important battles.